here's the article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090927/ap_on_en_mo/eu_switzerland_polanski_36
do you think the U.S. should extradite him for charges which are over 30 years old?
Answer by lori9878 at 5:47 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
Polanski was allowed to plead guilty to one of six charges, unlawful sexual intercourse, and was sent to prison for 42 days of evaluation.
Lawyers agreed that would be his full sentence, but the judge tried to renege on the plea bargain. Aware the judge would sentence him to more prison time and require his voluntary deportation, Polanski fled to France.
This isnt' all about the crime that he committed. It's the fact that he fled without serving his time. I don't think there are any SOL's on that. It sounds like the judge had a bone to pick which is a misuse of power, however I would never negate the crime of child rape. He is one sick puppy.
Answer by Anonymous at 5:54 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
In 1977, he was accused of raping the teenager while photographing her during a modeling session. The girl said Polanski plied her with champagne and part of a Quaalude pill at Jack Nicholson's house while the actor was away. She said that, despite her protests, he performed oral sex, intercourse and sodomy on her.
On a 13 year old girl. Wow. Just Wow.
Answer by Anonymous at 5:56 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
Answer by usmc0351wife at 6:03 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
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Answer by autodidact at 6:38 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
even the prosecutor says he wasn't getting a fair trial. he's a 74 year old man who's been through more than enough already.
So then the laws shouldn't apply to him, just because he is old and has been through enough (determined by you and not a court)? Oh, well, we should just figure he has had a hard enough time trying to emotionally deal with the fact that he is a drug administering child molester. Poor guy. You are right, why should he have to pay his debt to society when he is punished enough with a celebrity lifestyle and every creature comfort at his fingertips?
Answer by Anonymous at 6:44 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
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Answer by admckenzie at 7:28 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
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